By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A Mobile man probably should have read the visitors’ policy for G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility before an April 6 visit to an inmate housed there.
Had he done so, the man — 31-year-old Joseph Gray — might not have come onto prison grounds with a pound of marijuana, three kinds of unprescribed pills and potions, more than a dozen cell phones and several cell phone accessories. And he definitely wouldn’t be behind bars, under a $1 million bond.
Gray was caught with the wide-ranging contraband collection shortly after arriving at the facility to visit a friend or family member who is confined there.
Gray remained in the Escambia County Detention Center Tuesday morning, held on one count each of trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana, promoting prison contraband and attempting to commit a controlled substance crime, as well as three counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Reports show that Gray was caught with about a pound of pot and a total of about 28 grams of methamphetamine, Oxycodone and Xanax. He also had in his possession 13 cell phones, five cell phone batteries, eight cell phone chargers and 10 sets of ear buds.
Kristi Simpson, Deputy to the Chief of Staff for Alabama Department of Corrections, said Gray was arrested by agents of ADOC’s Law Enforcement Services Division.